Muzaffarpur shelter home case: CBI conduct raids at former Bihar minister Manju Verma’s residences

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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on August 17 raided the three residences of Manju Verma, former Bihar Welfare Department Minister, in connection with the Muzaffarpur shelter home case, officials said.

CBI conducted raid 12 places in four cities of Bihar in connection with the case.

Officials reveal that besides Verma’s residences search operations are also underway at seven premises of Brajesh Thakur, who ran the NGO, his associates, friends, and relatives.

Manju Verma resigned on August 8, following the revelations that her husband Chandrakant Verma has alleged links with key accused Thakur in the Muzaffarpur shelter home sex scandal case.

The alleged sex assault case in Muzaffarpur shelter home uncovered more than a month ago in a social audit conducted by Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Over 40 girls had been lodged at the shelter home and medical reports suggest that over half of them may have had sexual intercourse at some point of time.

An FIR was lodged by the state social welfare department in June, which led to the arrest of 11 people in the case. The NGO running the shelter home has been blacklisted.